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July 22, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.22.10

Get ready to pay for triennial aircraft registration renewals.
Garmin introduced ESP.
And a freak accident claims the lives of two skydivers.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.22.10

Get ready to pay for triennial aircraft registration renewals.
Garmin introduced ESP.
And a freak accident claims the lives of two skydivers.


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ANN Special Feature: Tarmac Rule Update - 07.22.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kate Hanni of FlyersRights.org to get a mid-summer update on airline compliance with the US DOT's three-hour limit on tarmac starndings, and on what passengers are being

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 07.22.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.22.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.22.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Tarmac Rule Update - 07.22.10 (ANN Special Report, with Kate Hanni of FlyersRights.org)

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Latest Annual Aircraft Market Forecast Comes From Bombardier Aerospace

20-year Business Aircraft Market Forecast Predicts 26,000 Deliveries Through 2029

Bombardier Aerospace released its annual aircraft market forecasts for the business and commercial aircraft markets Tuesday at the Farnborough International Air Show.

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Sikorsky Achieves First Black Hawk Helicopter Autonomous Formation Flight

AFF System Will Automate "Routine" Formation Flight

The first flight of the Sikorsky Autonomous Formation Flying (AFF) system was carried out on June 4 by Sikorsky Innovations, the company announced Tuesday at the Farnborough International Air Show.

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Embraer Sells Five More Jets To Azul

Brazilian Airline Increases Firm Orders To 41 Aircraft

Embraer has signed an additional contract with Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras for the sale of five more EMBRAER 195 jets. The total value of the deal, at list price, is $211 million, under January 2010 economic conditions.

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Bombardier Completes Ultimate Load Test On CSeries Aircraft Demonstrator Wing

Test Places 150% Of Highest Possible Normal Load On Wing Surface

Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast has completed the ultimate load test on the CSeries aircraft composite demonstrator wing, successfully replicating 150 per cent of the most severe forces the wing is ever likely to experience in service.

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New GPS-Based Ground Velocity Sensor Tested By Bell Helicopter

Potential Low-Cost Option For Hover-Hold And SAR Missions

Bell Helicopter, working in cooperation with Esterline CMC Electronics, has developed and flight tested a new generation GPS sensor to replace existing high-cost Doppler or inertial velocity sensors used in automated approach-to-hover and hover-hold systems.

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Seeing Through The Smoke And The Fire

Max-Viz EVS Exceeds Performance Expectations On Wildfire Suppression Tests

Max-Viz and One Sky Aviation recently completed a successful series of tests on the performance of the Max-Viz EVS-1500 dual optical field of view sensor on wildfires in central Alaska.

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AEA Pilot's Guide To Avionics Waiting At Oshkosh

Free Distribution Begins At AirVenture

The 2010/2011 edition of the Aircraft Electronic Association's Pilot's Guide to Avionics debuts at EAA's AirVenture, and this year also marks the rollout of the AEA's Pilot's Guide to Avionics website.

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NASA Mentor-Protege Agreement Signed By P&W Rocketdyne, Subcontractor

First Such Agreement For A HUBZone Small Business

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne signed a NASA Mentor-Protege Agreement on July 7 with Avans Machine & Tool, a flight-approved supplier and certified Historically Under-Utilized Business (HUB) Zone small business located in Skyline, AL.

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Probe Developed To Measure Cloud Total Water Content In Ice Crystal Conditions

NRC Aerospace Announces Advancement In Icing Research

The National Research Council Canada Institute for Aerospace Research on Monday announced a significant advance in icing research. NRC Aerospace researchers have developed an isokinetic probe that can measure total water content when flying at altitude through clouds with ice crystals.

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First Composites For A350 XWB Delivered To Assembly Facilities

Stringers For Fuselage Sections Shipped In July

Alliant Techsystems announced on the opening day of the Farnborough Air Show that it has shipped the first deliverables on the A350 XWB (Xtra Wide Body) program. The recent deliveries include stringers for three different sections of the aircraft fuselage.

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Bumpy Ride For Passengers On United Flight To LA

Aircraft Encounters Heavy Turbulence, 30 People Injured

A United Airlines flight en route to Los Angeles from Washington, DC Tuesday encountered heavy turbulence, forcing the plane to divert to Denver. 30 people on board the Boeing 777 were injured, one critically.

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Oshkosh 2010 Attracts Speakers To Discuss Clean Technologies

More Than The Usual Suspects Come To Oshkosh To Discuss Innovation

One of the ejoyable things about AirVenture is the opportunity to see innovation in progress. This year, should be quite exciting because those who can propel our economy (not just our aircraft) will be presenting their ideas at AirVenturefor innovation and the emerging CleanTech economy.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: WomenVenture - 2nd Year of Inspiration

Hundreds Gathered Together to Honor Women in Aviation

On July 31st, 2009, hundreds of women gathered together at AeroShell Square to celebrate women in aviation.  This was the second year that EAA AirVenture honored women with a dedicated day of activities, guests, and celebrations. 

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Looking Back at Day Four

Looking Back At Aero-TV’s Daily Update from EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh for Friday, July 31st, 2009.

Friday of Oshkosh 2009 marked the second annual “WomenVenture” celebration at EAA AirVenture. An estimated 550 women gathered at AeroShell Square wearing lavender t-shirts to show support including Julie Clark, Jill Long, and the famed WASPs.

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DOT Approves oneworld Antitrust Immunity Application

But Green Light Comes With Some Strings Attached

The U.S. DOT has granted antitrust immunity to American Airlines and four international partners in "oneworld" to form an integrated global alliance, but also imposed several conditions that DOT says will protect consumers and preserve competition.

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Sikorsky Innovations Introduces X2 Technology LTH Simulator

Gives Potential Buyers A Sneak Peek At X2 Technology

Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft, has unveiled an X2 Technology Light Tactical Helicopter (LTH) simulator that will provide potential customers with a tangible experience of the significant benefits of X2 Technology.

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Certified For Canada: Viking Twin Otter Series 400

Type Certification Is The Culmination Of A Three-Year Program

Viking Air of Victoria, BC, Canada has received Transport Canada Type Certification for the DHC-6 Series 400 Twin Otter. Under an amendment of the Type Certificate Data Sheet A-82, the Series 400 Twin Otter has been added to the approved types list of 100, 200, and 300 Series aircraft.

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Gone West: David Warren, Inventor Of The 'Black Box'

His Father Died In An Airplane Crash In 1934

The Australian who is credited with coming up with the idea for the Flight Data and Cockpit Voice Recorders ... known simply as the "Black Boxes", passed away in Australia on Monday at the age of 85.

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Order Books Continue To Grow At Farnborough

Air Lease Corporation Signs Agreement For Up To 60 Next-Generation 737s

What seems to be a near-frenzy of orders for airliners continued Tuesday with the announcement by Boeing that the new leasing company Air Lease Corporation (ALC) will purchase up to 60 Next-Generation 737-800s.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.22.10)

"(I)t is essential that our employers acknowledge our respective members' legitimate interests in job security and in ensuring the fair distribution of any economic benefits." Source: Joint statement made by affected pilot's unions concerning the DOT's grant of anti-trust immunity to AA and the oneworld Alliance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.22.10): Lateral Separation

The lateral spacing of aircraft at the same altitude by requiring operation on different routes or in different geographical locations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.22.10)

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum is dedicated to the memory of pioneer aviator, Glenn Curtiss  The museum contains a priceless collection relating to early aviation and local history.

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